LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE

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OUR MISSION

Beyond Basics is a child-centered, literacy focused nonprofit organization. We provide one-on-one reading tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students and achieve grade level movement in six to twelve weeks. Beyond Basics’ proven methods are life-changing for the kids we reach, opening a whole new world and future to those who need it most.

CORE PROGRAMS

  • One-on-One Reading Tutoring (K-12)
  • Reading Readiness  (lower elementary) / SOAR (9-12)
  • Reading Buddies / Leader Readers
  • Free Book Program
  • Publishing Center
  • International Art and Writing
  • Expanding Horizons
    • Mentoring Matters Partners
    • Caring for Kids Donation Program

A Day in the Life

Beyond Basics gets students reading and excited about learning. We’ve done this work in Detroit public schools since 2002 and have met inspiring students with amazing stories.

A Day in the Life of Elijah

One young Detroiter’s life has changed now that he has learned how to read, thanks to Beyond Basics. Keith Famie’s short film “A Day in the Life of Elijah Craft” chronicles how learning to read changed Elijah’s life. Watch this 18 minute film now to see how Beyond Basics transforms lives.

Beyond Basics 2018 Literacy Summit

Beyond Basics held its Literacy Summit at Mumford High School on March 1st to kick off National Reading Month that included students, teachers, community activists, foundations, the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Board and local journalists. DPSCD compiled this highlight reel from the summit discussion.

UHY staff volunteer at Detroit Public School

February 22, 2017
UHY staff volunteer at Detroit Public School By Sean McCabe Both interns and staff members from UHY Advisors' Michigan practice...
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EAA Chancellor Conforme’s new job

February 17, 2017
EAA Chancellor Veronica Conforme get new job By Loir Higgins Veronica Conforme, the chancellor of the soon-to-be-defunct Education Achievement Authority,...
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Trailer, A day in the life of Elijah

February 13, 2017
Trailer, A day in the life of Elijah Produced and Directed by Keith Famie, Visionalist Entertainment Productions Keith Famie short...
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Daily Tribune News, The Oakland Press

February 2, 2017
Detroit high school students receive leadership lesson at Baker College By Anne Runkle About 100 students from Detroit’s Mumford High...
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